Chairing a meeting of Hindi advisory committee of Rajya Sabha, which was held after a gap of three-and-a-half years, he said the best way of propagating Hindi was encouraging its use instead of forcing others to adopt it.
Venkaiah Naidu urged Rajya Sabha members from non-Hindi speaking areas to speak in Hindi if they chose to do so, without the fear of making grammatical mistakes.
King can do no wrong. You are members of Parliament and can speak freely without the fear of committing mistakes, he was quoted as saying in an official statement.
He said the best way of propagating Hindi was to encourage its use instead of forcing others to adopt it.
During the course of discussion, non-Hindi speaking members called for permitting them to make grammatical corrections in their printed Hindi speeches so that what went in record was correct.